Suspicion is not legal proof: Bombay High Court acquits murder accused

A Bench of Justices VK Jadhav and SK More observed that prosecution failed to establish the chain of circumstances and only a suspicion was made out against the accused.
Aurangabad Bench, Bombay High Court
Aurangabad Bench, Bombay High Court

Suspicion, however strong, cannot be considered legal proof, the Aurangabad Bench of Bombay High Court recently observed while acquitting a person sentenced to life imprisonment in a murder case [Avdhoot Vithal Ghate v. State of Maharashtra].

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